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Welcome to the new, official IWCE 2021 website! Registration opens April 19, 2021

CONNECT WITH CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS TO CREATE A SAFER, MORE EFFICIENT AND MORE INTERCONNECTED WORLD

IWCE 2021 REGISTRATION OPENS IN APRIL!

Welcome to IWCE 2021

IWCE 2021: Connecting Critical Communications

After the past year, building and connecting our critical communications community is more important than ever before. As we move towards recovery, IWCE is thrilled to bring you its 44th annual conference, with four-days of cutting-edge education for critical communications professionals. With that, we are excited to announce that IWCE 2021 will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center this September 27-30 with exhibits September 29-30.

IWCE will be hard at work over the next nine months to bring you the conference and education you have come to value and depend on.  Please check back periodically as new announcements and speaker information will be released shortly.

Please note that conference attendees who paid to attend the IWCE 2020 live event will automatically have access to attend IWCE 2021  with a pass of equal value.* 

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Why Attend IWCE 2021?

For over 40 years the IWCE has been North America's premier critical communications event. It is the one place where critical communications technology professionals gather to evaluate, learn and network with industry leaders.  Our mission is to connect the Critical Communications ecosystem through education, networking and insights to help professionals leverage emerging technologies to create a safer, more efficient and more interconnected world.

What's In Store For IWCE 2021:

A comprehensive conference program offering four days of workshops, short courses, power sessions, and ETA training courses that provide unparalleled professional development opportunities

A bustling 80,000 square foot hall designed to enhance your education by showcasing the latest products and trends - from accessories to communications networks and systems, devices, applications, software and much more

A unique opportunity to participate in over 35 hours of networking with global thought leaders and key decision-makers from all sectors of the critical communications ecosystem-including government, public safety, utilities, transportation, professional services and the dealer community

Special Events that take place during the week including Keynote Addresses, Young Professional Awards, Town Hall Meetings and the Networking Reception

Exploring Current Industry Topics

IWCE 2021’s robust conference program will be comprised of modern critical communications topics such as:

  • 5G, Infrastructure & Connectivity 
  • Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure 
  • In-Building Wireless
  • PTT & Future of Voice
  • Public Safety Broadband
  • FirstNet
  • 911 & Emergency Communications
  • Disaster Communications 
  • Interoperability & Interworking 

*Topics subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates. 

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IWCE Headliners

With a 40+ year history of bringing together the brightest minds and change makers in the industry, IWCE is known for its power-packed speaker lineup. IWCE 2021 will feature some of the most prominent leaders in communications technology, discussing the newest trends in critical communications. Here is a sample of pass visionaries we have had the honor of gracing our stage and from learning from. 

John Foley

Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

Jeffrey Johnson

CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications, Omdia

Interested in becoming a thought leader at IWCE 2021? IWCE's Call for Speakers is now open! IWCE is looking for dynamic speakers with great stories and insights about what's new and relevant in the world of communications technology to present at IWCE 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The deadline for submission is February 18, 2021. Submit your proposal today

What Attendees Are Saying

"IWCE is a great opportunity to network with peers, customers and vendors, attend continuing education sessions, view emerging technologies and products and also have a great deal of fun!"

— Michael Rohrbacher
State of New Mexico, Engineer

"I view IWCE as the best place to meet with peers and with wireless communications vendors. I had the opportunity to meet with several vendors I currently use as well as new vendors I am interested in working with. Great event!"

— Rick Brown
Pima County, Manager, Wireless

#1 Source For Critical Communications Technology Industry

Stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends! We know the importance of keeping the IWCE community connected in the coming months and are working with our official content partner – IWCE's Urgent Communications - to bring you more opportunities to connect until we can meet in person in September.

Urgent Communications is the top source for the communications technology industry, delivering real-world, practical information needed by dealers, private radio and wireless systems operators and large volume commercial, industrial and public safety communications end-users. Get timely coverage and analysis of the latest news via Urgent Communications website and newsletters.

NEW! Virtual Connections

Critical Communications and Technology Learning Portal

We are excited to announce that our NEW online learning portal, Virtual Connections, is officially open! Register today for exclusive access to a variety of free, on-demand resources featuring content on:

  • Emergency Comms
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Push-to-Talk
  • 5G
  • In-Building Wireless

Additional content includes interactive videos, white papers, podcasts, infographics and more.

Countdown to IWCE 2021